Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

Why The Biggest Tech Companies Are Not In Canada


Mayo0615 Reblog from July 22, 2013 It dawned on me that my blog post from July 2013, still has particular relevance to the current situation in Canada. I discuss the longer term structural issues confronting Canadian entrepreneurs and Canadian venture capital. Boris Wertz, founder of Vancouver’s Version One Ventures is also crucial to this discussion. […]

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My Tour de Silicon Valley: The 10 Most Popular Food Trucks


The history of mid-day dining in Silicon Valley has been through some very tough years, but has recently experienced a revolution. Food trucks.

I will be on my home turf in Silicon Valley this month of August, to see how things have developed with the food trucks, and I will report back here.

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Why The Biggest Tech Companies Are Not In Canada


Mayo0615 Reblog from July 22, 2013 It dawned on me that my blog post from July 2013, still has particular relevance to the current situation in Canada. I discuss the longer term structural issues confronting Canadian entrepreneurs and Canadian venture capital. When I first arrived in Canada, I learned quickly that the Vancouver startup ecosystem […]

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Silicon Valley’s Misguided Love Affair With An “App” For Everything


The knee jerk joke of “There’s an app for that!” isn’t really that funny. Many experienced Silicon Valley veterans have complained loudly about the current malaise of misplaced infatuation with mobile apps, as the apparent end all and be all of Silicon Valley. Vinod Khosla, Marc Andreeson, Max Marmer and a laundry list of others have asked rhetorically how Silicon Valley could have lost its way so badly? Silicon Valley was founded on Big Ideas.

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Too Much Foam. Too Little Guinness: Accelerator Shakeout On The Horizon?


http://pandodaily.com/2012/12/03/we-know-accelerators-are-headed-for-a-shakeout-but-do-they/ I have an ominous feeling of deja vu. But it may not be all bad.  The “accelerator”  business appears to be at a strategic inflection point. The indicators are increasingly pointing to the need for a rethink. In 1849, thousands of aspiring gold miners arrived by ship at San Francisco.  Very quickly, enterprising citizens in […]

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